The FUFA Women Super League (FWSL) to kick off on 17th September with defending champions She Corporate visiting FUFA Women Elite League (FWEL) champions Makerere University WFC.
After a long wait, Uganda’s women’s top division league returns for the 2022/23 season. The league will be vied for by 10 teams of which two were promoted from the second division, FWEL.
Promoted from the FWEL were Makerere University WFC and Asubo Gafford WFC. In addition to them are other eight sides: She Corporate, Kampala Queens, Uganda Martyrs HS WFC, Rines SS WFC, Olila HS WFC, Kawempe Muslim WFC, UCU Lady Cardinals, and Lady Doves FC.
All the ten clubs went through a rigorous club licensing process where they all passed and qualified to feature in the 2022/23 FWSL season. Games will be played across three regions of the country that is Western (Lady Doves), Eastern (Olila HS), and Central region (all the rest of the teams). Ten different grounds, each for every club will host the league games this season and all games will be played over the weekend according to the released fixtures by FUFA.
On matchday 2, undoubtedly the most exciting fixture of the FWSL will go down at MUBS Arena, Nakawa as Kampala Queens visit She Corporate FC before they meet again on matchday 11.
She Corporates have had the best pre-season in terms of games played. They are currently in Tanzania playing other regional giants in the CECAFA qualifiers for the 2022/23 CAF Women Champions League. Other clubs have mainly worked on bolstering their sides with new signings and carrying out closed-door training sessions in preparation for the upcoming season.
Last season’s dark horses, Uganda Martyrs H/S will look forward to continuing their surge up the table and possibly mount a better offensive for the title than last season having managed to keep the core of their team during the transfer window. The talents hub of Kawempe Muslim looks to draw inspiration from their young talents like Shakira Nyinagahirwa in order to challenge for the top prize. Former champions UCU Lady Cardinals and Lady Doves FC will look to continue with their run of form from last season’s second round.
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The 2022/23 FWSL season will also provide a golden opportunity for the fans to watch their local stars who featured at the 2022 Women AFCON in Morocco. Stars like 2021/22 MVP Phiona Nabbumba, Sumaya Komuntale and assists queen Shamira Nalugya will be back in action at their respective clubs to showcase their talents.
This season will also mark the return of the FUFA Women’s Cup after a three-year break due to the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak. The Women’s Cup is competed for by all licensed women’s football teams at different stages of the women’s football pyramid in the country. The title is still held by 2019 champions Makerere University WFC who overcame Lady Doves in the final.
Just like at the turn of last season, FUFA TV will broadcast live and pre-recorded #FWSL FU games this season.
Author: Katende Basajjabaka
Katende writes about sports and occasionally technology.